Magdalena Giant Glass Frog
© 2015 Laura Bravo Valencia (1 of 3)
Ikakogi tayrona can be identified by the following combination of characters: 1) vomerine dentition absent, 2) bones white in life, 3) color in life green to pale green, 4) snout rounded when viewed dorsally, sloped and truncated when viewed laterally, 5) skin is dorsally granular, 6) ulnar and tarsal folds small, 7) males have a large humeral spine.
Adult females reach 28.2-30.8mm SVL, males reach 28.2-30.6mm SVL. Head as wide as body, but wider than long (head width 34.8-38.7 % SVL). Nostril-eye distance is 52.8-83.9 % eye width. Nostrils protuberant and oriented anterolaterally. Eyes not visible around border of snout when viewed ventrally. Sypratympanic fold thick and very well defined. Vomerine dentition absent. Length of tibia is 51.9-58.6 % SVL.
Distribution and Habitat
Possible reasons for amphibian decline
General habitat alteration and loss
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Written by Raul E. Diaz (lissamphibia AT gmail.com), Assistant/student
First submitted 2002-12-22
Edited by Keith Lui (2009-06-24)
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